Gilbert's Remote School
We are committed to ensuring that our students reach their full academic potential, despite these uncertain times.
We will continue to offer our students a supportive remote learning environment should it be required.
How it works
Work will be set via Google Classroom. It may link through to a number of digital platforms, including the following:
Here is a guide about how to use Google Classroom.
Our expectation is that students must complete the set work and submit it for feedback. The submission of work may be via Google Classroom, the other digital platforms or email to the teacher. If it is not possible to complete the work on line, doing it on paper is fine but then take a photo and email it to the teacher for feedback.
Ways to access Google Classroom
As well as on a laptop or desktop, Google Classroom can be accessed on a phone via the Google Classroom App.
It can also be accessed on an Xbox or Playstation device via the browser built in on the device. Your child can navigate via their controller or via a keyboard if they have one.
Google Classroom Guardian Email Summaries
To communicate more effectively with our pupils' parents and carers, we use Google Classroom Guardian Email Summaries. Parents are invited to access these to receive daily or weekly updates showing:
- Upcoming work—Work that’s due today and tomorrow (for daily emails) or that’s due in the upcoming week (for weekly emails).
- Class activity—Announcements, assignments, and questions recently posted by teachers.
- Missing work—Work not turned in when the summary was sent.
What about SEND students?
For many children with Special Educational Needs an /or Disabilities, remote learning can be a challenge. Tasks will be adapted and personalised to support all children. However children with SEND may well also need support from adults or older siblings at home. This support may be needed to access the work online, to explain it and to encourage the child to stay on task. Focus on the basics – 20 minutes a day reading Is ideal.
Please contact our SENDCo Mrs. Rathbone email@example.com or our Assistant SENDCo Mrs. Melisi firstname.lastname@example.org if your child is struggling to access the work and we will do our best to support you.
The wellbeing of our students
If your child is accessing Gilbert's Remote School, they will be missing the structure of a school day and social interaction with their peers. If you have any concerns about how they are coping, or would welcome some support, please contact our Director of Pupil Wellbeing Mrs. Webb on the Safeguarding mobile 07852 764887 or via email email@example.com.